OUR KYOTO

The Path to Honen-in

April 15, 2011

For a man who wears so many caps, the shaven-headed priest exudes a genial calm. He talks openly and from the heart; here is none of the closed manner for which Kyoto is famous.

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Kyoto’s Festivals: Twelve Months of Everyday Transience

January 4, 2011

IN KYOTO, one grows accustomed to the ongoing round of festivals at Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines—it’s said that you could attend at least one every day here, throughout the year. But the word ‘festival’ doesn’t quite capture the spirit of the majority of these events. With some notably lively exceptions, they are mostly rather…

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KJ 92: Devotion